Archive for April, 2012

All Aboard: Ferry Service Bids to Open April 30

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
All Aboard: Ferry Service Bids to Open April 30

The success and popularity of the first two years of ferry service to Boston from Winthrop Public Landing, has the town of Winthrop exploring the possibility of initiating year-round service, as well as the feasibility of procuring a town-owned vessel to provide service into the future. According to Winthrop Grants Administrator Peter Lombardi, the... »

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A Major Honor: Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center Will Be the New Name of Ice Hockey Rink

Thursday, April 26th, 2012
A Major Honor: Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center Will Be the New Name of Ice Hockey Rink

If ever a town deserved a day to celebrate the sport of ice hockey, it’s Winthrop. Decades of winning hockey in the high school program now led by a former Viking in Dale Dunbar. Winthrop Youth Hockey exploding with a booming girls program. A championship girls high school team coached by a Winthrop guy,... »

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A Fitting Honor

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

There was no better way to end a day celebrating Winthrop hockey than WHS hockey coach Dale Dunbar’s announcement at an event Saturday night that the Larsen Rink would be known from now on as Larsen Rink at the Mike Eruzione Center. It’s a wonderful, fitting, and much-deserved honor for our hometown hero, Mike... »

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A Great Night

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

We certainly want to join the committee for Saturday night’s hockey gala in extending its gratitude to Britney Rand, whose exceptional efforts in leading the event are to be commended. Rand has been a superlative booster of the Winthrop High hockey program. And we must thank former Winthrop resident Chris Wayland, general manager of... »

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A Good Move

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

We’ve said on other occasions that Town Manager James McKenna is a man of vision and his proposal announced at the last Council meeting that action on all votes taken by the Council will be readily available is another of those innovations that we’ve come to expect during the McKenna era. Councilors and any... »

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Council Looks at Changing Codes

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Winthrop residents considering an addition to their homes and local property developers may soon have a new set of building energy codes to contend with, as the Town Council considers a proposal to adopt the Massachusetts Stretch Energy Code, in an effort to achieve ‘Green Community’ status with the State Department of Energy Resources... »

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Rebirth of Shirley Street is Becoming a Reality

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

For much of the last 20, years or more, the Shirley Street business district has often seemed like a forgotten and neglected collection of shops and restaurants that most people drove past on their way to other parts of town. 15 years ago, when business leaders and town officials started talking about wanting to... »

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Council Vote Tuesday

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The Town Council is scheduled to vote on whether to continue voting at the Winthrop Senior Center or return that precinct’s voting to the O’Connell Hall on Golden Drive. It’s been a much discussed issue and the seniors have been rallying to support the return of voting to its former location on Golden Drive.... »

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Ferri Tosses No Hitter for WHS Softball Team

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

When WHS softball head coach Dave Guffey said two weeks that the best was still to come from his star pitcher, Alex Ferri, the veteran Lady Viking mentor knew what he was talking about. Ferri turned in a pair of masterful, back-to-back pitching performances this past week, tossing a no hitter against Boston Latin... »

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Police Blotter 04-26-2012

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Tuesday, April 17  Alarm goes off in Winthrop Yacht Club. Manager on scene..all checked out okay. Walk in report that a pocketbook was stolen out of a car. Reporting party called back to report that she found her pocketbook. Caller reports finding a blue/white Schwinn mountain bike in front of 42 Centre St., reports... »

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